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RAIN p.70 - Decision by JocelynSamara RAIN p.70 - Decision by JocelynSamara
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Really intense page. I donít envy the choice Gavin has to make. Mind you, as the writer, I kinda had to make that choice for him, which was something I actually agonized over for a little while myself. For the record, I even went so far as to script it in BOTH directions a few pages just to see which way I liked things better. It wasnít easy, but Iím satisfied with my choiceÖ

ÖI mean, Gavinís choice.

But seriously, if you were in Gavinís shoes, how would you approach Rain?

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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Perfect characters are boring. :) You made the right choice.

Honestly, if it was ME in his shoes....I wouldn't be in that situation. I probably would have apologized the next day....
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
In the end that is the only thing we can do. To hold a grudge will cause rust onto the sides of our heart. And corrosion will spread if we just defend our beliefs. It is sad, but their is always something more important than who was right.

Great dialogue in this piece and though its not as strong, it is supposed to be a prologue to what Gavin hopes to say to his former friend Ryan as he tells it to Rain. That is the best way to describe it, as he is a boy that feels that Rain is still a stranger that killed someone important to him. But like all such events, we need to wait to see if it really works out.

(not the best comment ever from me, sorry)
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Dark7Hero Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Rudy=Best advice giver ever
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
In the end, no one is the bad guy here, there is just a lot of misunderstanding and everything reacted naturally to it. But as Rudy said, he needs to be the bigger man and apologize if he still wants the friendship to work. I also hope he does express his feelings. It may confuse Rain a bit (feelings of love from one of your childhood friends is always weird), but still in someway, it might help them both cope
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
I'd agonize over this choice too :iconwhutplz:.
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Dinadan-Ermorfea Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can sort of see where Gavin's comming from, but I think he's over reacting a tad. I'd say that it's wrong to say that their friendship was built on a lie - for one they were both little kids when they were friends, so it's unfair to suggest that Rain had a 100% clear idea about her identity back then, especially as her family probably (whether inadventantly or overtly) had her surpress it somewhat (either consciously or unconciously); for two, I'd think that she's still mostly 'the same person' (for lack of a better term), or at least as much as one is the same person as they were years ago. I'm not an expert, but unless someone was really trying to supress themsleves and forcing themselves to conform to society's 'norms' (badly named, because after all, what is 'normal'? ;) ), they'd still largely be the same person (in terms of likes, dislikes, morals, etc) whether they were open about their gender identity or not - i.e. a mtf person who like 'guyish' things such as sports, etc before coming out would still like those things after coming out and would be 'tomboyish' as a girl and wouldn't spontaniously become a 'girly girl'.

Of course I could be mistaken :ashamed:, but I've been questioning my own gender identity recently (although admitantly not with vigourous scrutany) and (if I am transgendered) I personally wouldn't want tospontaneous become a girly girl, and instead would keep my likes and dislikes as they are now and I'd think the largest change would be in terms of feeling better about life and happier with myself after I transitioned.
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If I was Gavin, I'd probably explain that gaining Rain doesn't make up for losing Ryan, and that it's fucking hard to understand, let alone adjust to.

And damn, is it just me, or is Rudy "wise beyond his years"? (In quotes because I hate when adults think teens can't be serious and knowledgeable about stuff simply because of their age.)
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FireLilyoftheValley1 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Suck it up, it doesn't matter what gender they were born as or now wish to be… your friend is still your friend, just accept them as they are… :glomp:
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Mage421 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Seconded ^^
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student Writer
Your right it is definitely intense. But maybe soon he will actually become friends with Rain again.
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